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Cult Cycle: The New Musical

 

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Anyone who’s signed up for a gym membership has probably had that uncanny feeling from its perky employees and long-term contracts that maybe they’re joining a cult. Friends Patty and Justine join an exercise studio that actually is a cult run by an overbearing owner, Rick, who expects only devout loyalty from his employees and members. Though there’s some impressive choreography on spin bikes, great performances, and some good jokes, these aspects fail to cover up the show’s plot holes, including a nonsensical twist at the end, and a harmful trope of making its two villains queer. Moreover, it’s difficult to connect with a cast populated mostly by vapid characters who never completely resolve their fat-phobic attitudes. This original musical is a clever idea that fails to trim away some of its problematic plot. – Matthew Stepanic
EdmontonFringe.ca
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


 
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4/ 5


Reader Rating
164 total ratings

 

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Dates / Times:
  • 6:30 pm - 2018/08/17
  • 4:45 pm - 2018/08/18
  • 2:45 pm - 2018/08/19
  • 7:45 pm - 2018/08/20
  • 9:25 pm - 2018/08/21
  • 9:30 pm - 2018/08/22
  • 2:00 pm - 2018/08/23
  • 8:30 pm - 2018/08/24
  • 10:15 pm - 2018/08/25



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Posted 2018/08/19 by


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13 Reviews


  1.  
    Cassie

    Absolutely hilarious with great music. The live band is a great touch




  2.  
    Zachary

    One of the most ambitious pieces of theatre I have seen at ANY Fringe Festival! Truly remarkable! More than worth the price of admission… anticipate seeing this on bigger stages in years to come!




  3.  
    Daniel

    Amazing! Ambitious and incredibly entertaining. Very funny and catchy songs. A must see!




  4.  
    Donna

    Fantasic music, a fantastic cast, and an overall fantastic original show. I recommend to anyone!




  5.  
    Hilary C

    5/5 Stars! A truly hilarious parody on the fitness industry.




  6.  
    Arlene

    Such a super charged show! It’s got everything a good Fringe show needs: a fabulous, talented cast, a zany plot, an incredible original score, crazy characters and more energy than a Red Bull-fuelled exercise fanatic. Don’t look for deep meaning (though the social commentary on fat-phobia is probably there) but expect to laugh out loud for the hour with a room full of people all having a fantastic time.




  7.  
    Malik Hattum

    This show was amazing!!! It had me laughing through the entire 75 minutes! The cast really gave it their all (not to mention the lead is SUPER hot). Definitely recommend !!




  8.  
    Terrance

    I am gasping for air! I can’t even believe how hilarious this show is!
    So much energy, the writing was amazing and the story is 100% relatable if you’ve ever been to ANY gym.




  9.  
    Tom Kuperus

    This hilarious show is amazing! The storyline is very relatable to anyone who has joined a gym, or who has watched ads for a fitness club! The cast is all amazing, and you will love every moment of this production!




  10.  
    Danica

    If i could only recommend one show this year this is it!
    This is a MUST see! 5/5 Stars from me!




  11.  
    Jenn

    This show definitely deserved more than 3.5 stars! It was incredible. The writing and music are both catchy and hilarious, and the choreography is incredible! Who knew you could have such amazingly choreographed scenes ON AND BICYCLE! And the fact that those incredible actors can sing while biking is beyond me! 5/5 stars! Must see! I need a cast recording ASAP!




  12.  
    Cynthia

    Multiple people recommended this show to me and let me tell you, all the buzz about this show is true!
    The Must see show of Fringe 2018!




  13.  
    René

    This is a great fringe musical! The music, choreography and the acting are fantastic! The plot is so off the wall you’ll be laughing from the beginning to the end! That a production can be so engaging is the true indicator of it’s worth as entertainment. And this production is worth every bit of 5/5! See it!





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